HOUSTON - Imagine being held at gunpoint, then let go with a hug.
Crazy as it sounds, that's what happened to a Houston security guard Wednesday.
"He was like where's your wallet. I reached for my wallet, he let me reach for it and I opened it and I was like I don't have any money," Bailey said.
Susalyn Bailey, who works for top gun security, said the would-be robbery went down near South Gessner and West Bellfort.
She was in her car but, before she could pull off a gunman hungry for cash forced his way into the backseat, demanding she drive him to a Wells Fargo ATM.
"I drove to the bank and I was telling him I don't even bank here. So, I'm like what do you want me to do," Bailey said?
"He just started breaking down in the backseat. He was like I have 2 daughters at home. I have a 9-to-5 job and he started apologizing," said Bailey.
Bailey credits her on-the-job security training and background in law enforcement for her own survival.
Sounds like her negotiation skills turned what could have been a tragedy into triumph.